This week marks the second anniversary of the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas. He was a long-time border resident who was beaten and killed by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing.
AFSC was the first organization to assist his relatives, consoling them and lifting up the humanity of that tragedy just a few hours after the incident occurred.
Luz Rojas (center), mother of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, accompanied by her son Bernardo Hernandez Rojas (left) and Andrea Guerrero (right), Executive Director of the Equality Alliance prepare for their trip to Washington DC to advocate for justice in the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas.
More than a dozen members of Congress are urging a federal investigation into the killing of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, the 42-year old San Diego resident who died after a brutal beating.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego has been arrested for hiding his undocumented father and other people in the U.S. illegally. Authorities took Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr. into custody earlier this week. They've charged him with harboring illegal immigrants at his home and lying to federal investigators, who had asked him about his whereabouts. AFSC's Christian Ramirez weighs in.
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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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